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Everton summer signing has left Manchester United jealous, insists Leon Osman

Former Everton midfielder Leon Osman has lauded praise on Allan.

Osman suggests other Premier League clubs have missed a trick by not signing the Brazilian defensive midfielder ahead of the Toffees.

Carlo Ancelotti probably pulled a few strings while dealing with his former club, Napoli, paying a decent £21.7m fee, as per BBC Sport.

Forming a partnership with Abdoulaye Doucoure, who joined Everton from Watford in the summer, it’s been great for Everton fans to see new signings settling in quickly.

Osman has claimed that of all the summer signings made by Everton, Allan has impressed him the most.

He feels other Premier League clubs like Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Man City must be regretting not trying to sign the player.

“He does all those jobs a team needs without getting the plaudits. He doesn’t make the highlights,” Osman told Liverpool Echo.

“He goes about his job and makes everybody around him seem a better player.

“I feel that many teams around — City, Man United, Arsenal and Chelsea maybe — are looking at him and thinking ‘we’ve missed the boat here’.

“He is a player who does all those different jobs that position demands and he is also top quality on the ball.

“Man City had that player with Fernandinho but they have tried to bring in Rodri as his replacement but he’s not quite the same. Man United have tried Fred and McTominay. And at Chelsea, we all know Kante can do the defensive side of it but the question can he play the full role? Allan does that.”

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From what I’ve seen this season, I would definitely take Allan over Declan Rice, who Manchester Evening News claims is on Solskjaer’s target list.

The fact Allan is not only good at tackling but is equally brilliant on the ball should warrant extra consideration.

The scouts and board have plenty of time to identify the right fit for midfield because I can’t see someone being brought in next month to address this very issue.

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